Saturday, December 25, 2010


It's been a great morning here. Diva and Little Man have been good children according to Santa and the elves :-) In comparison to last year's un-green bounty, this year Santa has brought an array of envioronmentally sound toys and gifts. Organic clothing, Wooden toys, paint made with flower petals and essences. We have made a great start. I can't wait to see what next Christmas brings!

PS. Here's a little tidbit on weather our Christmas Tree tradition is eco-friendly.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dribs and Drabs

I received a wonderful magazine on how Santa Fe, New Mexico is going green. An author of the magazine is also known for using 10 gallons of water a day. WOW! that would be an interesting concept. i believe washing the dishes in the sink in this house alone takes about 2.5 gallons! My goal for January is to find ways to use less water. I`ll be researching, applying, and sharing ways to conserve water in this busy household in dribs and drabs here and there.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Greens on the Block

Last week's grocery list included an upgrade on my cleaning pals. After a week, i'd like to report that i LOVE the ECOS laundry detergent, and after spending an obscene amount of time perusing the isle for liquid dishwasher fluid; i found a powder by Seventh Generation. I have been using the dishwasher less; having cut down from 2x a day to 1x every other day. The dish washer soap works very well, no spots - squeaky clean.

I'm also happy to report that the EcoTowels have held up well, as you can see in the photo, after their first time in the laundry cycle :-) The fibers feel a little tighter, and there was a little crud on one that didn't get totally washed out, but still absorbing and wiping down surfaces well.